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About GilPress

I launched the Big Data conversation; writing, research, marketing services; http://whatsthebigdata.com/ & https://infostory.com/

Smart Machines Rising

A number of this week’s milestones in the history of technology highlight the role of mechanical devices in automating work, augmenting human activities, and allowing many people to participate in previously highly-specialized endeavors—a process technology vendors like to call “democratization” … Continue reading

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The Analog-to-Digital Journey of Film

Two of this week’s milestones in the history of technology reflect the analog-to-digital transformation of film making and distribution. On December 28, 1895, the first public screening of films at which admission was charged was held by the Lumière brothers … Continue reading

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The Knowledge Navigator

Two of this week’s milestones in the history of technology—the development of the first transistor at Bell Labs and the development of the Alto PC at Xerox PARC—connect to this year’s 30th anniversary of the Knowledge Navigator, a concept video … Continue reading

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Computer Networking: The Technology Trend Driving the Success of Apple, Microsoft and Google

This week’s milestones in the history of technology reveal the most important—and quite neglected—technology trend contributing to the success of Apple, Google, and Microsoft, ultimately making them today’s three most valuable US companies. Apple and Microsoft are considered the premier—and … Continue reading

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The Origins of the Open Internet and Net Neutrality

Two of this week’s milestones in the history of technology highlight the foundations laid 50 years ago that are at the core of today’s debates over net neutrality and the open Internet. On December 6, 1967, the Advanced Research Projects … Continue reading

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The Turing Test and the Turing Machine

This week’s milestones in the history of technology include Microsoft unleashing MS-DOS and Windows, the first Turing Test and the introduction of the Turing Machine, and IBM launching a breakthrough in computer storage technology. Read the article on Forbes.com

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History of Human-Machine Interface

Source: Infographicszone

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